Juneau Hunter Education Shooting Complex (JHESC)
Public Shooting

Pistol Range Shooting Hours Summer 2020

The JHESC Indoor Firearms Range current Changes / Closures:

New shooters are welcome to the range but need to make an appointment for a "Safety Briefing" before they can shoot. Call Jeff at 321-3853 to arrange a date/time. Briefings are held 30 minutes prior to public shooting hours by appointment ONLY.

Public shooting hours - August 2020

OPEN Mon. Aug 3 from 6:00-8:00pm

OPEN Tue. Aug 4 from 5:30-6:00pm (safety briefing)
OPEN Tue. Aug 4 from 6:00-8:00pm

OPEN Sat. Aug 8 from 1:00-5:00pm
CLOSED Sun. Aug 9 RENTAL - CCW class
OPEN Mon. Aug 10 from 6:00-8:00pm
OPEN Tue. Aug 11 from 6:00-8:00pm

OPEN Sat. Aug 15 from 1:00-4:00pm
OPEN Sun. Aug 16 from 1:00-4:00pm
OPEN Mon. Aug 17 from 6:00-8:00pm
OPEN Tue. Aug 18 from 6:00-8:00pm

OPEN Sat. Aug 23 from 1:00-4:00pm
OPEN Mon. Aug 24 from 6:00-8:00pm
OPEN Tue. Aug 25 from 6:00-8:00pm

OPEN Sun. Aug 30 from 1:00-4:00pm
OPEN Mon. Aug 31 from 6:00-8:00pm

OPEN Mon. Sept 14 from 6:00-8:00pm
OPEN Mon. Sept 28 from 6:00-8:00pm

The JAIR (archery) current CHANGES / CLOSURES:

ARCHERY RANGE IS CLOSED UNTIL Oct 1st
We encourage archers to practice at the outdoor archery range up Montana Creek past the Hank Harmon range.

Shooters must bring their own rimfire .22 caliber rifles and/or rimfire and centerfire handguns (up to and including .45 caliber), and they can bring their own ammo and targets (but targets and a limited selection of ammo can be purchased at the range).

People entering the building with firearms must have those firearms in a case, and ADF&G has loaner cases for that purpose, please leave firearm in your car and come to the front desk for a loaner case.


What Firearms Can You Shoot? If you want to shoot...
  • .22 Rim-fire Rifles
  • Air Rifles and Pistols
  • Hand Guns (Through .45 caliber - including magnum cartridges)
  • No Shotguns
  • No Muzzleloaders
  • No Armor-Piercing Ammunition
  • No Tracer Ammunition
  • No Holster-draw Shooting

All firearms must be unloaded and cased before entering the facility.*
*Does not apply to on-duty law enforcement.

Come visit us during public shooting hours if you wish to shoot! We offer regular public shooting hours for the community. Since we wish all shooters using the live-fire range to be safe and have fun, we go through a brief range orientation and safety briefing with each shooter. Here are the steps you will need to complete:

  1. Check in at the front counter
  2. Complete the new shooter registration form
  3. Receive the Range Orientation and Safety Briefing (about 20 minutes)
  4. Read, understand, and sign a Rules Acknowledgement Form
  5. Review the orientation and ask questions (if you have any) with a range staff member
  6. Pay for lane rental
  7. Put on eye and ear protection before entering the live-fire range
  8. Have fun and be safe!
How Much Does it Cost?

Revenues from our public shooting help off-set the cost of maintaining the facility for use by the public.